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SPRING 2019 JURORS

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JUDY GIROD

Judy Girod is a graduate in Interior Design from Louisiana State University School of Design in 1971 where the interiors program was founded as part of a multi-discipline design school with architecture, landscape, art and interior design. She worked in New Orleans with architectural firms before starting her own interior design studio in 1979 which grew to 10 employees before creating a New York office in 1990 to service a national client base in the residential, commercial, and marine (private yachting) sectors. Judy collaborated with New York designers Bebe Winkler Interior Design from 1995 to 98 as senior interior designer and became Design Manager for Naomi Leff and Associates in 1999 working for numerous high end and celebrity clients until accepting the position of Director of Interior Design with Lothrop Associates, a Westchester based architectural firm with 50 employees in the tri- state area. In this capacity she designs and administers large commercial, municipal, and hospitality projects.

Judy Girod has been president of the Louisiana District ASID chapter, a National Director, and National Secretary of the American Society of Interior Design while also elected and served several times as a member of the New York Metro Board of ASID. She is currently a Fellow of the ASID, nationally certified through NCIDQ, NY State certified and still holds professional license to practice in Louisiana.

Invited to join the Decorators Club in 1998, Judy has served on the Board through several administrations and was 1st Vice president before being elected President of the Club in 2016, 17 and 18.


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COURTNEY COLEMAN

Courtney Coleman is a principal of Brockschmidt & Coleman Decoration and Design, a New York City based firm with expertise in traditional residential detailing, materials, and craftsmanship in both architectural elements and in furnishings.  Since its founding in 2001, the firm has designed and managed projects in locations ranging from New York and the Northeast to Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Virginia, Delaware, Bermuda, Sicily, and the Dalmatian coast of Croatia.  Their work has been featured in Veranda, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Traditional Home, Quest, Period Homes, The Classicist, The New York Observer, and on HGTV.  Brockschmidt & Coleman are included in Elle Décor's A-List of top designers, as well as House Beautiful's Next Wave Network.  Courtney holds a degree in architecture from Mississippi State University, is a Fellow Emeritus of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, and serves on the Board of Directors of The Decorators Club.


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Kiki Dennis

Kiki Dennis is a principal in the firm Deborah Berke Partners, where she leads roughly half of the private residential interiors projects. She began her interior design career at Deborah Berke Partners and rejoined the practice in 2015 after running her own Brooklyn-based firm for 12 years.

With her expertise in color, textiles, and the tactile aspects of design, Kiki’s work has become known for its vigor and visibility, with bold and unexpected bursts of texture, pattern, and color. She has taught color theory and residential interior design at the New York School of Interior Design. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Ithaca College, and studied interior design at Cornell University and the New York School of Interior Design, where she earned her design degree.


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SUSANNA MAGGARD

Susie Maggard blends modern and classic design to create beautiful and inviting interiors. Based in New York, her current projects include a complete renovation of an apartment in The Plaza, several NYC apartments, as well as houses in New Jersey, Palm Beach and Vermont. Nothing pleases her more than to hear clients say, “We love spending time in these rooms!" Before starting her own firm, Susie gained valuable experience from several leading interior designers, including David Easton, Alexa Hampton, Charlotte Moss and Bunny Williams. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the New York School of Interior Design.


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LESLIE BANKER

Leslie Banker is the co-author with her mother, the late Pamela Banker, of The Pocket Decorator and The Pocket Renovator both published by Universe. She is also the co-author, with her husband William Mullins, of Britannia in Brief, published by Random House.

Leslie worked with her mother at her mother's firm, Pamela Banker Associates, for many years before taking the helm in 2013. Pamela Banker started her decorating business in 1966. She brought her practice to Parish Hadley in the 1990s, and then re-launched her eponymous firm in 1999 when Parish Hadley closed. In 2018, after working with her mother for many years and running the business on her own for five years, Leslie changed the name to Leslie Banker & Company with a solid foundation in the past and her sights on the future.